Nanomaterials- are we protected?
Canada's regulators are struggling to catch up with the explosion of nanotechnology.Continue reading the post titled Nanomaterials- are we protected?
OEB gives green energy a boost
Ontario Energy Board amended Ontario's electricity Distribution System Code, making it easier, faster and simpler for small generation projects to get connected to the grid.Continue reading the post titled OEB gives green energy a boost
Lots of concern about brownfield proposal
If the Ministry of the Environment adopts the very stringent new standards it has proposed, it must offset them with major improvements to risk assessment or risk sterilizing numerous contaminated sites, with grave environmental and economic consequences.Continue reading the post titled Lots of concern about brownfield proposal
ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE UNDER CEPA
Environment Canada urgently needs to re-examine its approach to enforcement. Serious punishment should be reserved for those who had some reason to know that what they were doing was wrong.Continue reading the post titled ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE UNDER CEPA
Contaminated Sites for Executors and Trustees
Contaminated property can exhaust the entire assets of an estate; in extreme cases, the personal assets of the executor can also be at risk.Continue reading the post titled Contaminated Sites for Executors and Trustees
If Thomas Friedman is right, in his compelling bestseller, Hot, Crowded and Flat, Canada has just thrown away a major opportunity to build a successful future. This week’s federal budget will create an $85 billion deficit, without creating the clean, sustainable energy supply that our …Continue reading the post titled Disappointing budget
Sunrise Propane class-action, plaintiffs win a skirmish
Proposed plaintiffs in the Sunrise Propane class action have won a court order, forcing provincial regulators to immediately turn over photographs, videos, and parts of witness statements concerning the explosion site.Continue reading the post titled Sunrise Propane class-action, plaintiffs win a skirmish
Vague communication = liability for waste explosion
An Ontario waste hauler has been held partly liable for an incinerator explosion in Alberta; the hauler failed to clearly communicate information about the waste to an Alberta broker.Continue reading the post titled Vague communication = liability for waste explosion
MOE getting pushback on proposed brownfields standards
Developers and banks are expressing strong concern to the Ministry of the Environment about the impact of proposed standards for contaminated sites.Continue reading the post titled MOE getting pushback on proposed brownfields standards
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